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Wistrich, Robert S. 1945-2015

Works: 136 works in 718 publications in 9 languages and 18,612 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Director, Author of screenplay
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Most widely held works about Robert S Wistrich
Most widely held works by Robert S Wistrich
Nietzsche, godfather of fascism? : on the uses and abuses of a philosophy by Jacob Golomb( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Nietzsche, the Godfather of Fascism? What can Nietzsche have in common with this murderous ideology? Frequently described as the "radical aristocrat" of the spirit, Nietzsche abhorred mass culture and strove to cultivate an U;bermensch endowed with exceptional mental qualities. What can such a thinker have in common with the fascistic manipulation of the masses for chauvinistic goals that crushed the autonomy of the individual? The question that lies at the heart of this collection is how Nietzsche came to acquire the deadly "honor" of being considered the philosopher of the Third Reich and whether such claims had any justification. Does it make any sense to hold him in some way responsible for the horrors of Auschwitz? The editors present a range of views that attempt to do justice to the ambiguity and richness of Nietzsche's thought. First-rate contributions by a variety of distinguished philosophers and historians explore in depth Nietzsche's attitudes toward Jews, Judaism, Christianity, anti-Semitism, and National Socialism. They interrogate Nietzsche's writings for fascist and anti-Semitic proclivities and consider how they were read by fascists who claimed Nietzsche as their intellectual godfather. There is much that is disturbingly antiegalitarian and antidemocratic in Nietzsche, and his writings on Jews are open to differing interpretations. Yet his emphasis on individualism and contempt for German nationalism and anti-Semitism put him at stark odds with Nazi ideology. The Nietzsche that emerges here is a tragic prophet of the spiritual vacuum that produced the twentieth century's totalitarian movements, the thinker who best diagnosed the pathologies of fin-de-siècle European culture. Nietzsche dared to look into the abyss of modern nihilism. This book tells us what he found. The contributors are Menahem Brinker, Daniel W. Conway, Stanley Corngold, Kurt Rudolf Fischer, Jacob Golomb, Robert C. Holub, Berel Lang, Wolfgang Müller-Lauter, Alexander Nehamas, David Ohana, Roderick Stackelberg, Mario Sznajder, Geoffrey Waite, Robert S. Wistrich, and Yirmiyahu Yovel
Who's who in Nazi Germany by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

107 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's Who in Nazi Germany looks at the individuals who influenced every aspect of life in Nazi Germany. It covers a representative cross-section of German society from 1933-1945, and includes:* Nazi Party leaders; SS, Wehrmacht and Gestapo personalities; civil service and diplomatic personnel* industrialists, churchmen, intellectuals, artists, entertainers and sports personalities* resistance leaders, political dissidents, critics and victims of the regime* extensive biographical information on each figure extending into the post-war period* analysis of their role
Hitler and the Holocaust by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

63 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Wistrich begins his history of the Holocaust by exploring the origins of anti-Semitism in Europe, and especially in Germany, to try explain how millions of Jews came to be killed systematically by the Third Reich. In the process of relating these events, he provides new and incisive answers to a number of central questions concerning the Shoah that have emerged over recent years: who, inside and outside Nazi Germany, knew that Jews were being murdered; how responsibility for the genocide should be divided between Hitler himself and ordinary Germans; and how historians have tried to make sense of the Holocaust. The book concludes by considering the legacy of Nazi crimes since 1945: the Nuremburg trials, the impact of the Holocaust on Diaspora Jewry (particularly in Israel and America), and the rise of neo-Nazism and Holocaust-denial
Laboratory for world destruction : Germans and Jews in Central Europe by Robert S Wistrich( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert S. Wistrich's Laboratory for World Destruction is a study of the fateful symbiosis between Germans and Jews in Central Europe, which culminated in the tragic denouement of the Holocaust. Wistrich shows that the seeds of catastrophe were already sown in the Hapsburg Empire, which would become, in Karl Kraus's words, "an experimental station in the destruction of the world." Featured are chapters on Freud, Herzl, Lueger, Kraus, Nordau, Nietzsche, and Hitler, along with a panorama of the golden age of Central European Jewry before the lights went out in Europe."--Jacket
Antisemitism : the longest hatred by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a country-by-country look at antisemitism, from its pagan beginnings to its recent reemergence in Europe
From ambivalence to betrayal : the left, the Jews, and Israel by Robert S Wistrich( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Ambivalence to Betrayal is the first study to explore the transformation in attitudes on the Left toward the Jews, Zionism, and Israel since the origins of European socialism in the 1840s until the present. This pathbreaking synthesis reveals a striking continuity in negative stereotypes of Jews, contempt for Judaism, and negation of Jewish national self-determination from the days of Karl Marx to the current left-wing intellectual assault on Israel. World-renowned expert on the history of antisemitism Robert S. Wistrich provides not only a powerful analysis of how and why the Left emerged as a spearhead of anti-Israel sentiment but also new insights into the wider involvement of Jews in radical movements. There are fascinating portraits of Marx, Moses Hess, Bernard Lazare, Rosa Luxemburg, Leon Trotsky, and other Jewish intellectuals, alongside analyses of the darker face of socialist and Communist antisemitism. The closing section eloquently exposes the degeneration of leftist anti-Zionist critiques into a novel form of "anti-racist" racism
A lethal obsession : anti-Semitism from antiquity to the global Jihad by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert S. Wistrich examines the long and ugly history of anti-Semitism, from the first recorded pogrom in 38 BCE to its shocking and widespread resurgence in the present day. --from publisher description
Holocaust denial : the politics of perfidy by Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushal( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holocaust Denial: The Politics of Perfidy provides a graphic and compelling global panorama of past and present variations on this toxic phenomenon. The volume examines right and left wing French negationism, post-Communist Holocaust deniers in Eastern-Europe, the spread of denial to Australia, Canada, South-Africa and even to Japan. Leading scholarly experts also explore the close connection between Holocaust denial, global conspiracy theories, antisemitism and radical anti-Zionism, especially in Iran and the Arab world
The Jews of Vienna in the age of Franz Joseph by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a multitude of new insights into the origins of the ideological conflicts that have marked the 20th century, Wistrich here describes the "Golden Age" of Viennese Jewry that coincided with the 1848-1916 reign of the Emperor Franz Joseph. Based on meticulous research, the book analyzes the demographic, socioeconomic, cultural, and political factors that favored both the ascent of Viennese Jewry and the simultaneous increase in antisemitic movements
Revolutionary Jews from Marx to Trotsky by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

16 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many Jews in the 19th-20th centuries, socialism and communism were seen as paths to their social and political emancipation as human beings, a way to flee from social ostracism. Examines the lives and works of ten Jews who were socialist leaders, from Marx to Trotsky. Regarding antisemitism, it was generally seen as an evil aspect of capitalism, a special case of bourgeois racism. Assimilation of the Jews was a prerequisite of the socialist revolution. Jewish socialists adopted not only the universalism of their non-Jewish revolutionary contemporaries, but also their anti-Jewish stereotypes. Jewish self-hatred was common amongst them and affected their socialist views. In their antisemitism, Marx and Lassalle surpassed some of their non-Jewish fellow socialists. The rise of political antisemitism in the 20th century, the Dreyfus Affair, brutal pogroms, and Nazism made some of the Jewish socialists (e.g. Bernstein, Lazare) revise their views and speak out against antisemitism, but did not affect others (e.g. Luxemburg, Adler)
Trotsky : fate of a revolutionary by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's apocalypse : Jews and the Nazi legacy by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-Zionism and antisemitism in the contemporary world( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its origins in a conference organized by the Institute of Jewish Affairs in London, this book asks if a common denominator can be found between the anti-Semitism that has existed through the ages and more contemporary forms of anti-Zionism
Weekend in Munich : art, propaganda, and terror in the Third Reich by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belyser myter, illusioner og den politiske mystifikation, som lå bag nazismens vildledende facade. Indeholder mange farvebilleder af Den tyske Kunstdag (Day of German art/Tag der deutschen Kunst), afholdt i juli 1939 i München
Socialism and the Jews : the dilemmas of assimilation in Germany and Austria-Hungary by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and German and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the role of the "Jewish question" in the politics of the German and Austrian Social Democratic parties before 1914. Socialism was not immune to antisemitism, and early socialists were ambivalent regarding the issue of Jewish emancipation. German Social Democracy parted ways with antisemitism only in the 1880s. At the same time, it tended to downplay antisemitism as a transitory phenomenon doomed to disappear. In the 1890s, on the wave of the "völkisch" movement, it even noted a revolutionary, anti-capitalist potential for antisemitism. While opposing antisemitism, the party did not want to appear as philosemitic. In Austria, populist antisemitism (e.g. that of Schönerer and Lueger) was more influential. It was only after Lueger's victory in Vienna that the Social Democrats altered their policy and attacked the Christian Socialists as a reactionary movement; to this end, they also used antisemitic arguments. As in Germany, Austrian Social Democrats tried to remain "neutral" toward antisemitism. In both Germany and Austria, the Social Democrats consistently denied that Jews constitute a nation and opposed all Jewish national movements
The Left against Zion : Communism, Israel, and the Middle East( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-Judaism, antisemitism, and delegitimizing Israel by Robert S Wistrich( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although early Zionist thinkers, perhaps naively, believed that with sovereignty, anti-Jewish persecution would end, anti-Zionism has become one form of the "new" antisemitism following World War II. Because antisemitism has not been effectively addressed, anti-Jewish rhetoric, activism, and deadly violence have flourished around the world. In Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, and Delegitimizing Israel, editor Robert S. Wistrich and an array of notable academics, journalists, and political scientists analyze multiple aspects of the current surge in anti-Jewish and anti-Israel rhetoric and violence. Contributors including Ben Cohen, R. Amy Elman, Lesley Klaff, Matthias Kuntzel, Nelly Las, Alvin H. Rosenfeld, and Efraim Sicher, among others, examine antisemitism from the perspectives of history, academia, gender, identity, and religion. Offering a variety of viewpoints and insights into disturbing trends worldwide, the contributors provide a basis for further discussion and increased efforts to counter the increasingly vocal and violent hatred of Jews and Israel"--
Terms of survival : the Jewish world since 1945 by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of the Jewish State of Israel has fundamentally changed the conditions of Jewish existence. Yet the immense changes that have taken place since 1945 have rarely been comprehensively analysed. Terms of Survival sets out to fill this need, and to take stock of the Jewish world as it has emerged from the catastrophe of the Holocaust. From a wide-ranging perspective, the book considers the demographic, occupational and behavioural transformations in Jewry. Contributors examine the new Jewish politics in Israel, the USA, Europe and the ex-USSR, changing religious patterns among Jews and new perceptions of them. Also considered are the ways in which some of the problems confronting contemporary Jews have found expression in literature. The book reflects the way in which post-war Jewry has become both more self-assertive in the defence of its interests, and more uncertain in the light of continuing anti-semitism
Between redemption and perdition : modern antisemitism and Jewish identity by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines anti-Semitism as a force challenging Jewish identity while highlighting anti-Semitism as a cause of the Holocaust
Demonizing the other : antisemitism, racism & xenophobia by Robert S Wistrich( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the close of the twentieth century the stereotyping and demonization of 'others', whether on religious, nationalist, racist, or political grounds, has become a burning issue. Yet comparatively little attention has been paid to how and why we fabricate images of the 'other' as an enemy or 'demon' to be destroyed. This innovative book fills that gap through an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural approach that brings together a distinguished array of historians, anthropologists, psychologists, literary critics, and feminists. The historical sweep covers Greco-Roman Antiquity, the MIddle Ages
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Hitler and the Holocaust
Who's who in Nazi GermanyHitler and the HolocaustLaboratory for world destruction : Germans and Jews in Central EuropeA lethal obsession : anti-Semitism from antiquity to the global JihadThe Jews of Vienna in the age of Franz JosephTerms of survival : the Jewish world since 1945Demonizing the other : antisemitism, racism & xenophobia
Alternative Names
Robert S. Wistrich israelischer Historiker

Robert S. Wistrich Russisch historicus (1945-2015)

Robert Solomon Wistrich

Roberṭ Ṿisṭrits

Robertus Salomon Wistrich

Salomon Robert 1945-2015

Salwmwn Rwberṭ 1945-2015

Vistrič, Robert Solomon, 1945-2015

Vistrich, Robert Solomon, 1945-2015

Vistrih, Robert 1945-2015

Vistrih, Robert S.

Vistrih, Robert S. 1945-2015

Ṿisṭrikh, Roberṭ S. 1945-

Ṿisṭrikh, Roberṭ S. 1945-2015

Ṿisṭrits, Roberṭ 1945-

Ṿisṭrits, Roberṭ 1945-2015

Waysṭriyk, Rwberṭ S. 1945-2015

Wistrich, Robert.

Wistrich, Robert 1945-

Wistrich, Robert 1945-2015

Wistrich, Robert S.

Wistrich, Robert S., 1945-

Wistrich, Robert S. 1945-2015

Wistrich, Robert Salomon 1945-2015

Wistrich, Robert Solomon

Wistrich, Robert Solomon 1945-

Wistrich, Robert Solomon 1945-2015

Wistrikh, Robert S., 1945-

Wîsṭrîṣ, Rôberṭ 1945-2015

Wiysṭriyk, Rwberṭ Swlwmwn 1945-2015

Wiystriyṣ, Rwberṭ 1945-2015

Wiystriyṣ', Rwberṭ Salwmwn 1945-2015

Роберт Вистрих британский и израильский историк

ויסטריך, רוברט ס.

ויסטריך, רוברט ס., 1945-

ויסטריך, רוברט ס 1945-2015

ויסטריך רוברט סולומון 1945-2015

ויסטריץ, רוברט

ויסטריץ רוברט 1945-2015

ויסטריץ' רוברט סלומון 1945-2015

סולומון, רוברט ויסטריץ', 1945-2015

סלומון רוברט 1945-2015

סלומון, רוברט ויסטריץ', 1945-2015

רוברט ויסטריך

위스트리치, 로버트 S

ヴィストリヒ, ロベルト・S

ロベルト・S・ヴィストリヒ 1945-2015